Since 1974, ExxonMobil upstream affiliates in Nigeria – Esso Exploration and production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) and Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) have supported the education of thousands of Nigerian students through the Companies various scholarship schemes.
As at 2014, a total of 123 young Nigerians have been sponsored for international post graduate studies since 1994, while another 159 persons have gone through similar programs in Nigerian universities since 2007. Other schemes sponsored by this partnership include the NNPC/MPN Undergraduate Scholarship Awards . These scholarship programs are amongst several initiatives by the ExxonMobil upstream subsidiary companies EEPNL and MPN), along with the respective partners and co-venturer, to help build capacities of young and brilliant Nigerians and further boost pool of qualified manpower for career opportunities in Nigeria and abroad.
NNPC / ESSO invites application for suitable qualified candidates for its 2015/2016 International Postgraduate Scholarship Awards
In continuation of efforts to provide opportunities for developing careers in the petroleum industry, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) is offering Scholarships to outstanding Nigerian graduates wishing to pursue post-graduate studies in the under listed disciplines:
Applications in the underlisted disciplines are considered:
Geosciences (Geology or Geophysics)
Engineering (Petroleum, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Electronics, Civil/Structural, Pipeline, Marine and Subsea).
International and National Post Graduate Scholarship Awards
These programs are sponsored by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) in production sharing contract with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), with Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) as co-venturer. The awards, which focus on Geosciences and Engineering disciplines are part of efforts at developing people for rewarding and productive careers in the petroleum industry.
To qualify for the scheme: International Post Graduate Scholarship Awards: The candidates must have a first degree (First Class or Second Class Upper Division in Geosciences or Engineering disciplines obtained from a Nigerian university, provisional admission for a Master’s degree program in any of the above stated disciplines in any reputable Foreign University for the international post graduate award. The candidates must also be among the top performers in the selection tests and interviews conducted.
National Post Graduate Scholarship Awards
The candidates must have a first degree (First Class or Second Class Upper Division in Geosciences or Engineering disciplines obtained from a Nigerian university, provisional admission for a Master’s degree program in any of the above stated disciplines in a recognized Nigerian University for the national post graduate award. The candidates must also be among the top performers in the selection tests and interviews conducted.
Must be a graduate of a Nigerian University.
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second class upper division in any of the Engineering or Geosciences disciplines.
Must have provisional admission to undertake full-time postgraduate study at a reputable foreign University (M.Sc or M.Eng) in the 2015/2016 academic session.
Specialization in Geophysics will be an added advantage.
The EEPNL scholarship award applies to tuition, books, accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the selected course of study.
Application Closing Date
Friday, 9th June, 2015.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to Apply online
Before You Start this Application
1.) Ensure you have clear scanned copies of the following documents:
Passport photograph (with white background not more than 3 months old)
Valid ID card
Proof of provisional admission for Postgraduate Study into any reputable university
First Degree Certificate
Current Curriculum Vitae
2.) Ensure you label these scanned documents accordingly, to avoid mixing up documents during upload.
3.) Ensure you attach the right documents in the appropriate upload section.
To Apply, Follow the Steps Below
1.) Click on “Apply Now” tab.
2.) Click on “Register Now” to create an account.
3.) Proceed to your email box to activate your account
4.) Click on www.scholastica.ng to return to Scholarship site
5.) Enter your registered email and password to upload your information.
6.) Enter your personal information, National Identification Number (if available), educational information, other information and upload required scanned documents.
7.) Ensure the name used in application matches the names on all documentation in same order. Upload a sworn affidavit or certificate if otherwise.
8.) Ensure you view all documents after uploading, to eliminate errors during uploading.
9.) When asked to upload photo, upload a pass-port photograph with a white background.
10.) Recheck application information to avoid errors
11.) Click “Apply Now” to submit information at http://scholastica.ng/schemes/nnpceepnl or return to the home page www.scholastica.ng and select the 2015 NNPC/ESSO Postgraduate Scholarship Awards to be redirected to the application page]
12.) You will receive an email that confirms your application was successful.
13.) Return to www.scholastica.ng , enter your Email and Password to download your profile and proceed to have your referee to sign the document.
14.) Upload a scanned copy of the signed profile, this would be used for verification.
15.) If National Identification Number (NIN) number was not available in step 6, to obtain your National Identification Number (NIN)
Visit http://ninenrol.gov.ng to register and learn more about the National Identity Number
Click “Create Account” and fill in the required fields
Login with Email and Password to complete the form.
After completion, schedule a date for photo and finger print capture
Visit any of the capture centers https://www.nimc.gov.ng/?q=nin-registration-centres to complete the registration process and obtain your National Identity Number.
You can also do your total registration at the NIMC office
16.) Return to www.scholastica.ng/ and update application with National Identification Number (NIN) to ensure completion. NOTE:
Multiple applications shall lead to disqualification.
Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted with details of the qualifying test via SMS text and Email.
Employees of ExxonMobil Subsidiary companies in Nigeria and their dependents are not eligible for this Scholarship.
You must apply before you begin verification of your application details.
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